After the troubles with my knee we decided to keep things in check for another week, so after the hilly Rugby HM last Sunday this was a week of more steady running with a few pick-ups included to keep things ticking over knowing that the week would be finishing with a quality long run at the Outlaw on Sunday.
Mon 18/7 – 5M Relaxed / 8M R
Tues – 13M R / 8M R. Hot today, & both runs done before lunch followed by 6+ hours digging out a second patio that I’m claiming as cross training!
Weds – 6M Easy / 11M Progressive, easing down to just outside marathon effort feeling nice & comfortable.
Thurs – 6M R / 9M R
Fri – 8M Steady / 8M S inc 8 x strides & XT.
Sat – 11M S & XT / 3M E
Sun – 2M very easy shakeout / 29M Including Outlaw Triathlon run leg. I was asked to run this as part of an elite relay team looking to break the course record to help raise funds & awareness of KGF (Karen Green Foundation) with the support of the team at Langdale Lightweights We were well inside & I’ll post a race report this week. Pleased with 2:27 although felt the optimistic early pace later in the run!
Total 129M, av 6:06, 7 1/4hrs XT, weight 62kg.
It was important to have everything back in perfect working order & I felt fine through the week. I also felt confident that my aerobic fitness is at a really good level, so another steady week would do me no harm before pushing on with some faster work now it’s just 9 weeks to the Big Day! Monday & Tuesday will be easier after the weekend & I’ll then be looking at some faster work building towards the target. We’re currently thinking I’m in about 2:20-21 shape off a slight ease-down so progressing nicely.